Wayne Hogan appeared on First Coast News during Distracted Driving Awareness Month to get the message out: One text or call can wreck it all.

He called distracted driving a national epidemic that’s more common than the flu. When asked which is a bigger problem, texting while driving or talking on the phone while driving, Hogan said both are equally problematic. Texting involves three kinds of distraction the hands (manual), the eyes (visual) and the brain (cognitive), while talking on the phone requires your brain to be someplace else other than where it’s supposed to be: on the task of driving.

The firm is getting the word out to high schools, especially with prom close by, and to businesses that are responsible if an employee is on the phone while in the course of employment and causes an accident. To date, Terrell Hogan has reached 4,348 teens and adults with its Distracted Driving Awareness presentations.